Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thankful Thursday

All I can say is WOW!! The Lord really surprised me this week. We had our annual women's ministry event this past Sat and we had 40+ RSVPs but thought we would plan for 60. Well, we had 76 ladies attend. Then again, this past Tues we began our new Bible study season and we thought we would have about 60 ladies involved but when the numbers were tallied, we had around 90 ladies involved. Isn't God great like that? Our meager minds see limits and He sees infinity. Just another example in a stream of many in which my mind cannot grasp the mind of God. Praise Him for that! How often do we simply shortchange ourselves by not factoring in that our God can and will do anything, even what seems impossible! However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him" — 1 Corinthians 2:9 (NIV) My thankful list:

  • For the ladies that attended the Kick-off event on Sat
  • For all the ladies attending Bible study this semester
  • For the hard work of the ministry team, facilitators, childcare workers, church staff, etc
  • For my fellow team mates and for the prayers
  • For my understanding and supportive hubby -- I was absent a lot lately both physically and mentally in preparation for our big event
  • That the hurricane is missing Florida -- but praying for those that have been devastated by it and those that are anticipating it's arrival
  • For my friend Jenn and her birthday yesterday - -thank you Lord for all my friends
  • For Alison and her sweet card
  • For Trish in the trenches with me
  • For my church
  • That my little man loves kid's choir and Awana's
  • Hubby and I were able to have dinner alone last night - mock date night
  • Hubby still has his job
  • For my hubby's family that is coming into town starting this Friday -- then the rest roll in throughout the next week for our nephew's wedding next Sat.
  • For the USF and KU game on Friday night - Hubby, brother and nephew are BIG KU fans but I am a USF fan and they are playing at home -- we're all going to the game and hubby is wearing USF colors with a KU hat -- Love that he compromises!
  • For my salvation
  • For each day the Lord gives me -- I just pray that He uses me and that I glorify Him in ALL that I do

Have a great week and for more Thankful Thursday visit Iris at Sting My Heart.




Serendipity said...

What a lovely thankful list! Remain blessed!

Denise said...

God is so good at blessing us.

Susan said...

Oh wow, everything sounded so wonderful.

I love when God shows up!!

Great list of thankful things!

Happy TT~

Becky Carey said...
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Becky Carey said...

Hey Paula...great report on the LBS events and classes. I am so excited to be a part of FFC and looking forward with great expectation on getting to know you better.

Thanks for the thankful list...and I say amen sister!

Keep your eyes on Him and remember...
You are loved!
Becky Carey

Prov. 3:5-6

Debra said...

What a great TT list. I, too, am praying for has a dear place in my heart.

God bless you this beautiful Thursday!

A Stone Gatherer said...

What a wonderful List! Praise God for all those women who desire to be in God's Word! Celebrating with you!